Zika Update & Mosquito Protection

Since the recent news regarding Zika Virus in Costa Rica, we figured this would be an ideal time to address how to keep safe from mosquito bites. Mosquitos have long been known to transmit disease, from Malaria, to Dengue, to Chikungunya and now Zika, care must always be taken to avoid being bitten. Even though our particular area of Mal Pais & Santa Teresa, including our hotel, has been lucky enough to have no cases of Zika, we are aware this could change at any moment and have taken the following precautions to avoid the possibility:

  • Mosquito Nets in Every Bedroom
  • Organic Mosquito Repellent Available for All Guests
  • Proper Management of All Hotel Trash
  • Vases Have Been Removed from Rooms & Common Areas
  • Weekly Clean-Up of Hotel Roof
  • Weekly Fumigations around Villas & Property
  • Proper Management of All Hotel Trash
  • Constant Cleaning of the Entire Property & Its’ Surroundings

Costa Rica Mosquito Protection

We encourage all our guests to let us know if there is anything we are missing that would help them feel more comfortable and protected during their stay.

What You Can Do:

As there is currently no vaccine that will protect you from Malaria, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya or Zika, the best thing to protect yourself against any of these diseases is to avoid being bitten. While visiting Costa Rica, and our beautiful areas of Mal Pais & Santa Teresa, the following can help protect you:

  • Cover Up! When possible use long- sleeved shirts and long pants. This will protect you from mosquito’s bites altogether.
    Use an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) registered insect repellent containing one of the following ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol.
  • Proper use is important, follow label instructions. Always apply sunscreen first, repellent second. Do not apply repellent under clothes.
  • If you, or the person traveling with you, is feeling any of the following symptoms, don’t hesitate to consult the nearest medical clinic: fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes, muscle pain, headaches.
  • We recommend staying up-to-date with all travel advisories as well as taking all possible precautions while traveling throughout Costa Rica.

Please contact us with any upcoming travel plans, concerns or questions!

Pura Vida & Safe Travels!

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